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Integrative Brief Therapy: Cognitive, Psychodynamic, Humanistic & Neurobehavioral Approaches (2nd edition)

Author: John Preston, Psy.D.

Course Created: 2006

Practice Level: Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 8 hours
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Course Summary

The course Integrative Brief Therapy is written from the perspective that if we are to provide successful brief therapy, we must be able to assess clients rapidly and then choose specific intervention strategies that have the greatest likelihood of accomplishing our treatment goals.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Basic Assumptions
  • The Nature of Human Emotional Suffering
  • Understanding Emotional Healing Under Optimal Circumstances
  • Actions That Facilitate Emotional Healing
  • Emotional Growth and the Development of the Self
  • Characteristics of Mental Health
  • The Cognitive Perspective
  • Schemas and Schema Theory
  • The Search for Personal Meanings: Conscious and Unconscious
  • Contributions from Humanistic Psychology
  • The Mind and the Brain: A Neurobiological Perspective
  • Diagnostic Maps
  • Assessing the Nature of Precipitating Events
  • Assessing the Nature of Psychological Liabilities
  • Healthy Folks and Necessary Pain
  • Major Roadblocks: Dealing with Resistances
  • Misery Amplifiers and Unnecessary Pain
  • Making an Impact on Negative, Maladaptive Schemas
  • Repetitive, Maladaptive Interpersonal Patterns
  • Underdeveloped Sense of Self
  • Emotional Dyscontrol
  • Neurobiological Vulnerability
  • The Keys to Keeping Treatment Brief

Learning Objectives

  • Describe IBT psychotherapy outcome studies.
  • Describe actions that facilitate emotional healing.
  • Explain the concept of schemas.
  • Describe diagnostic maps.
  • Explain dealing with resistance.
  • Discuss the keys to keeping treatment brief.


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